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Serena Williams says 'I feel like I'm there at Wimbledon with Venus'

Serena Williams says 'I feel like I'm there at Wimbledon with Venus' Serena Williams says 'I feel like I'm there at Wimbledon with Venus'
Orlondo Matamoros | Julio 15, 2017, 04:41

So Williams, 37, the oldest Wimbledon female finalist since Martina Navratilova in 1994, will seek insight from that aforementioned empress. She stopped Konta, who was aiming to become the first British woman in the final since Virginia Wade in 1977, with relative ease. "I feel like I've been there for the whole journey", when asked what its like to not be at Wimbledon with her sister.

- Williams has won seven grand slam singles titles in the Open Era, only seven women have more; an eighth title would draw her level with Billie Jean King for Open Era titles. Venus played her first Wimbledon final, against Lindsay Davenport in 2000, Muguruza was six. "I have one more match that I'd like to be the winner of", Venus said. It goes very fast so I will try to enjoy. But his semifinal opponent has different plans.

Martinez's calming influence has been ideal for the emotional Muguruza, who also remains in phone contact with Sumyk. "So those are my memories". Six years ago, she was diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease causing chronic fatigue and muscle soreness.

Williams was involved in a fatal car crash June 9 near her home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. She's dropped just one set during the tournament, and her powerful serve & groundstrokes have blended beautifully yet again with the grass.

Muguruza, by her own admission, has not made drastic changes to her game and remains adamant that hard work is the key to her revival. He died 13 days later. "For the last years, you see a lot of Williams surname", she said. Konta won just 6 games, and Williams moved into a ninth Wimbledon final. Play the Wimbledon challenge, answer the questions and win cash prizes daily!

It was a rare and revealing display of emotion by a player typically seen as pleasant but often careful and guarded in her answers.

Although the story of Venus and Serena being taught to play tennis by their father Richard on bullet-scarred courts in the tough Compton district of Los Angeles is well known, the family actually moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, when Venus was 10, so the sisters could attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci. "I have to go out there and take it", said Williams, who reached her first major final 20 years ago in New York.

"He knows what it takes", Bjorkman said. "She's still motivated to go for more, which is also very surprising". But they are unanimous when it comes to Rodger Federer. "I think not everybody can do that".

Muguruza, 23, is no pushover. She is 7-8 lifetime in her previous 15 major finals. She settled in quickly though, blasting past Alexandrova, Wickmayer & Cirstea in straight sets. The Spaniard mirror the same result in her round of 64 match against Belgian Yanina Wickmayer (6-2, 6-4) and set her focus on more challenging prospects. "Poor young V", she said. "I think I was nervous in my first match here".

With the gents, the situation is clearer. "But she didn't give me much chance to do something". "Then I calmed down and then finally had the results".

The American leads the head-to-head 3-1 but dropped the last match between the two earlier this season. Serena is off the tour for the rest of this year because she is pregnant.